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>> moments away, stopping this bill. crews are working deep down to cap a massive oil leak under the gulf of mexico. [no audio] >> live and in hd, this is good morning washinton, on your side. >> good morning, washington. i am doug mcelway. >> i am alison starling. glad your joining us. let's get started with traffic and weather. lisa baden standing by off. first let's start with brian van de graaff heading into mother's day weekend. >> today will be spectacular. low humidity, light wind, upper
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70's, sunshine. if comfortable. changes down the pike. mid 50's right now in silver spring, 52 in germantown. today's forecast, gorgeous, mid to upper 70's with plenty of sunshine. off on the weekends, gusty wind with a slight chance of a shower. good morning, lisa baden. it's friday. >> i don't have much to talk about. overnight word worked -- overnight road work is complete. into baltimore, getting the all clear. i-495 at new hampshire avenue in the camera. metrorail is on normal service. newschopper 7 in a little while . >> thank you. we begin with a check on your money. asian markets are down. this is following thursday's record nosedive on wall street. the japanese nikkei dropped 3%.
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the hong kong market is down less than 1%. european stocks falling sharply at the opening bell. we will continue to monitor. this does not bode well for american markets. the dow jones will begin the day down 347. staff after diving nearly a thousand on thursday. with the april unemployment report due this morning, wall street could be in for another wild ride. courtney robinson joins us with more. yesterday was quite a day. >> it was. today we are expecting to see the market starts moving again. what does that mean for you? it could mean another rollercoaster of a day to close out the week. today the events say don't panic. >> we are all concerned about our money. >> the dow jones saw its biggest plunge during the trading day ever. in six minutes the dow jones already down, dropped and kept
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dropping. at one time it plunged 1000 points. then as time was ticking, it corrected. >> machine is taking over. >> some say it was a computer error made by a broker in an order. possibly it from citigroup hoping to sell $16 million in shares plunged in 16 billion. >> a lot of people ready to run for the exit at the hands of a problem. >> the market for investors remains an unsteady. investors are on edge, word to the greek economy could pull down the european union. if most investors admit they are watching. >> i don't see any reason to panic. >> that really is the best thing to do today. we hope markets will rally again this morning on expected news that the economy added jobs for the second straight month.
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courtney robinson reporting. >> thank you. now to developing story from the gulf. efforts are underway to stop oil gushing from the sunken rig. a continued box has been lowered into the water. it could take two days to put in place. if it works, it could capture 85% of oil leaking. if it's been spewing 200,000 gallons a day since the explosion last month. the interior department has put hearings on the proposed sale of oil and gas off the coast of virginia on hold. gov. mcdonnell's energy secretaries is the hearings have been suspended so federal officials can deal with the oil spill in the gulf. investigators are still searching for a suspected money awho might have helped finance the bombing attempt in times square. this is all enforcement official says. he's accused of rigging the suv with a crude bomb and then
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parking the vehicle in front of the theater. for the first time the agents who captured him are speaking out. >> kiko's, i was expecting you. >> authorities tell abc news faisal shahzad has provided a variety of motives for his mission. he says he was angry about his friends killed in pakistan by sea imissile strikes. his personal life was in crisis. and he was afraid his family and pakistan would be harmed if he did not act. of viewing will take place today at the funeral home in thousand four slain u.b.universy of maryland lacrosse player yeardley love. the women's lacrosse team will attend. there's a memorial at love's high school as well as at university of virginia, the goal is to provide scholarships. new details are surfacing about the level of violence between love and her ex-boyfriend
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charged with first-degree murder in the debt. police are investigating alleged jealous rages and love's growing fear for her safety. >> d.c. police will be out in force on a weekend. if the mayor and the police chief will kick off the first all hands on deck event in southeast later today. virtually all the city's police officers will be out on the streets this coming weekend. washinton wizards star gilbert arenas is expected to go home from a montgomery county halfway house today. he spent 30 days at the facility after pleading guilty to gun charges in march. he still has to complete 400 hours of community service and will be on probation for two years. >> still ahead, metro pose a close call. we will have new details about another near miss on the red line in a live report. >> about a trip overseas without ever leaving d.c.? adam caskey will tell us about
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>> happy friday. 59 degrees in the district right now. adam caskey live to a stop outside the main gate to the british embassy. there's a fun event this weekend with cooperating weather. it should be breezy. its european union day tomorrow, celebrating with cultural activities with some of the nations of the union. they have an open house. all the nations have an open house if 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. where you can get a taste of these nations without a passport and without the long lines at the airport. family and fun and food and culture. something going on at the british embassy i will discuss shortly. it's not a bad start to the day. pretty comfortable. in the 40's and 50's. 49 in bunker hill.
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57 in annandale. a lot of sunshine today. the low humidity, comfortable, 77 in the afternoon. gustier on saturday. it will be breezy tomorrow but the weather should cooperate with sunshine and highs in the 70's again. >> we have been keeping an eye on it. not much to watch a roundabout way. interstate travel looks good. south into richmond, no. at baltimore looking fine. looks fine at the airport. travel times are in our favor on 95 in both directions. nothing to report on 66, the dulles toll road for the dulles greenway. looks smooths. alison and doug. >> thank you. 5:11, 60 degrees in haslinda. >> google's new must have for foreign travelers that could make life easier spending time abroad.
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-- 60 degrees in roslyn. abroad. -- 60 degrees in roslyn.
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>> you are watching abc 7's good morning washington. with doug mcelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, and lisa baden with traffic. this is good morning washington, on your side. >> in our top stories, the debt crisis in europe could make for another bad day on wall street. concerns about the greek debt since the market's tumble yesterday. the dow jones lost nearly 1000 points before recovering most of those losses. the april jobs report is expected to show the economy added some jobs last month. the university of virginia women's lacrosse team will go to maryland today to say goodbye to yeardley love. there will be awake and fuel in
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the baltimore area for the woman found beaten to death. 22-year-old george huguely of chevy chase has been charged. two parties locked in a standoff after an inconclusive election. the opposition conservative party in london has won most seats in parliament. gordon brown's labor party may try to form a coalition government. the conservatives say that he has lost its mandate to govern. >> another close call for metro. to the transit agency says two red line trains got close for comfort on monday morning during rush hour near the fort glenn and quedens stations. pamela brown is in silver spring. -- near the forest glen and wheaton stations. >> metro says it happened during the rush hour at the wheaton
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station. this has metro passengers questioning metro safety again. it was in the middle of the morning rush hour when metro says a train operator had used the emergency brake because it was getting too close to another six-car train picking up passengers. >> it is not satisfactory. it is unacceptable. >> decarr on the red line did not collide with the train ahead. the possibility of what could have happened has passengers shaken in light of last june's deadly crash that claimed nine lives. >> it would've been devastating. >> metro trains were taken out of automatic control following last year's crash. officials say the latest close call shows why it's important for trains to continue to run on manual mode. metro officials are not sure whether the track circuit play a role in what happened on
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wednesday. metro is investigating. we should have a better idea of what happened in the next couple days. reporting from silver spring, pamela brown. >> thank you. one more note, this will be encouraging. news about funding for the campbell improvement program. maryland has reversed its decision to defer payment of $56 million. this came after state officials looked at assurances that metro will provide greater transparency on how it spends the money. 5:17 of the time. its debt to traffic and weather on this friday. >> lisa baden, no interruptions from mother nature today. it's going to be a beautiful morning. >> soltani, so good. no disruptions in service on metro. everything on normal schedule. i will jump onto one of the geico cameras, running smoothly,
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both sides of the wilson bridge on the camera. springfield traffic, nothing. nothing on 95. to brian van de graaff now. the air is dry air and not as warm as yesterday. by the water, lexington park, 61, 58 downtown. 54 at riverdale and martinsburg -- not operating this morning. there's a dry air mass. it will be in low 70's with low humidity, let's wind. this weather gets people out spending money. it's clear across the area and it's going to be gorgeous. we have a system approaching that will bring strong weather to the west of our area. by the time its wings through tomorrow, it will lose some potency. we cannot rule out a shower, but the likelihood is limited. it will become gusty, in the
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70's on saturday. cooler weather by sunday in the 60's from a thursday. -- for mother's day. mild temperatures tonight. tomorrow is when we could see gusty winds and temperatures steady. a stray shower is possible. windy. brianna tuesday in the mid 60's. -- it will be breezy on mother's day. super dry. >> using facebook to find the closest fast-food and a global phone makes life in a foreign country a little easier. vinita nair has zero stories and more and "tech bytes". >> google is launching a new feature for its phone that will translate text using a camera
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phone. if you are in a french restaurant and cannot read the menu. you take a picture of the words and the application will converted. it currently reads english, french, german, italian, and spanish with more to come. sprint will be focusing more on texting than talking. it will introduce three plans aimed at young people than include unlimited text messaging, email, and web access. starting at $25 a month for 300 minutes of calling. the phones are not cheap. carriers do not subsidize the phones for prepaid service as much as they do for contract service. the apple ipad has taken a bite out of the market for netflix. sales of the tiny laptop -- netbooks. sales of the tiny laptops have fallen. apple sold 1 million ipad in
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only a month. others recognized this. facebook will launch location- based status updates. mcdonald's will be the first company to use it as a marketing tool. users will post their locations and give status updates. advertising age magazine reports mcdonald's is using an application that will allow users to check in at its restaurant and then see featured product targeted to that location. it contains free food for letting your friends know you are eating at mcdonald's. for more information, log on to the technology page at im vinita nair. >> 59 degrees on this friday morning. >> it was a thrilling night at the park. we will take you to the ball field for one more look, coming up. >> later today o'byrne is live from radio city music call. the all-time best advice from some of her favorite experts.
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that's at 4:00 on abc 7.
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>> good morning. the national speed atlanta three-two. the one their fifth series of the year. scott olson had a no-hitter, going for seven in the third inning. he was throwing darts. he was hitting his thoughts, playing with confidence. he had seven strikeouts, one
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walk, no runs. they're loving it at a park. then comes david in the eighth period to lead field, a single. that started the rally. scott olson was removed. two out and the bases loaded, jason heywood with a single parent to the game was tied. then in the bottom of the last, bases loaded, woody harris takes his pitch to right, walk of single, nationals be to the braves and their assyria's. -- they win the series. have a great day, everybody. >> great to see that. 60 degrees in rosslyn. the news continues at 5:30. >> still ahead in the next half- hour, we have an important food recall. we will tell you what you need to know before you buy another
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head of lettuce. >> we are closely tracking developments in the gulf of mexico as the crews installed special contraption over the oilwell. >> we are live in the weather center, where it looks like a picture-perfect day. changes in store for the mother's day weekend
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>> live and in hd, this is good morning washington, on your side. >> straight ahead on this friday morning, what is next for wall street after yesterday's roller- coaster ride pulls off investors are bracing for a mixed session. good morning, washington.
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it's friday, may 7. thanks for joining us. i am alison starling. >> i am doug mcelway. more on that in a moment. first a check on traffic and weather. a gorgeous day on tap. enjoy it what lasts. if now the details. >> we will have gusty wind. rain chances still looks slim. temperatures will be falling into the 50's by sunday. overnight on the weekend we will see the 40's. this morning, 60 degrees downtown. in the 50's from leesburg to king george. winchester, 41. tonight will be mild after a mild day in the upper 70's. low humidity with light wind. a perfect day. tomorrow, a slight chance of a shower. much cooler by sunday. what's happening out there this morning, lisa baden?
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>> [no audio] no complications to reports through springfield va either. alison and doug. >> thank you. we begin with the latest on a massive stock sell-off. the dow jones dropped 1000 points on thursday. investors blamed instability in greece or a computer glitch caused by a typographical error. wall street will most likely be off to a rocky start either way. courtney robinson of the latest on that. >> it was a nail biter yesterday. this morning we could see the market rally. many analysts say its unpredictable. the nasdaq and new york stock exchange announced they will cancel some of the trades made yesterday because of what might have caused the spill and, human error. in six minutes to the dow jones
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bottom out at 1000 points, plunging in six minutes. ultimately it recovered, but it was enough to put investors on edge. investigators are looking into what caused the biggest flop ever during the trading day. there is speculation a traitor wanted to sell $16 million in shares with an excellent lalit site in the word billion. that has investor -- -- the trader accidentally types in a billion instead of million. >> fewer jobs are predicted to have been lost last month. >> we will see what happens. new developments from the gulf coast. workers are lowering the containment box deep into the water as they tried to stop the massive oil leak from spreading any more. this is the first time crews have ever tried this type of
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cleanup method. it could take almost two days to find out if it's going to work. now the latest from our satellite center. good morning, mike. >> it's a 100-ton concrete and steel box dropping nearly 1 mile deep. it's close to being in place. if it works, it will capture most of the gushing oil from the well and help avert a wider natural disaster. officials say they've never done this before. it's the 18th day since the oil started spewing into the gulf. in florida, officials have been busy rescuing birds. >> we also have to be realistic and be prepared for the worst and hope for the best. >> eyes are on this big steel contraption called a containment dome. it was awarded to the gulf overnight. a robot will be used to position it over the biggest of two oil leaks on the gulf floor. if it works, 85% of the oil
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leaking will be siphoned to the surface on a ship that will transfer it to shore. they will not know if it's working until sunday. >> so much depends on what happens over the next few days. >> calm waters are allowing crews to attack oil spill. airplanes are dropping dispersant to break it up. at this point the priority is containment. >> my focus is to make sure that this bill is capped -- the spill is capped. >> this has been spewing an estimated 200,000 gallons a day. 11 workers died when the rig exploded. >> thank you. new details in the investigation into the attempted car bombing in times square. the associated press is reporting authorities are looking for a courier who gave money to faisal shahzad and
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weather authority group's finance to the plot. the pakistani taliban is denying any involvement. authorities say faisal shahzad is still answering their questions. of viewing today for slain university lacrosse player yeardley love at the funeral home in thousand, maryland from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and again from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. funeral mass 10:00 tomorrow at the cathedral mary our queen in baltimore. if the team will attend both the viewing and the funeral. gilbert arenas is scheduled to go home from a montgomery county halfway house today. he spent 30 days there after pleading guilty to gun charges in march. he still has to complete 400 hours of community service and will be on probation two years. >> 150 job welfare workers in d.c. are out of a job.
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if they were laid off yesterday because of budget problems. social service for assistance doing tasks social workers don't have time to were the hardest hit. all 57 of them lost their jobs. they feel the agency can manage the cuts. d.c. fire and ems is reinforcing its policy that every patient has the right to go to the hospital. this comes three months after stephanie stephens died after paramedics received -- refused to take her to the hospital. an investigation into her debt is almost complete. the the problems has instituted new requirements for when a patient is refused to be taken to a hospital. >> romain lead as is being recalled because of possible e. coli contamination. this was sold under the fresh wy and imperial brands in several states including d.c., maryland, and virginia, sold in
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bulk and was also used in salad bars and delis. it also affects grab and go salads. 19 people became sick after eating this lettuce. >> new details on a near miss on the red line. >> later, the foofuture of football, we will tell you about some changes locally. >>
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caskey. i heard there's a potential for snow in the dakotas. >> i don't know. with the cold air streaming down from the north, that is possible. maybe even in the higher elevations of new england this weekend as well. we will have a good weekend, a little breezy. plan on that. otherwise, sunshine with temperatures dropping. we are outside the british embassy because it is open house day tomorrow for the european union. you can enjoy many cultural activities. tradition a british food, drink, and music. bagpipes. for the kids there is the beatles rock band video game you can play. and cards for u.s. and u.k. troops that you can send to afghanistan. if you want more information, go to the website.
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the embassies of pretty much all the european union nations will have events. mid to upper 70's today. low humidity. tomorrow becoming gustier with may be a breeze passing shower. howarth the roads looking? >> not much to talk about. everything on normal service for mass-transit. no major complications. we will take you to a couple of cameras. in maryland things are running nicely on 270. the headlights are the southbound direction. we are going to run all over to virginia and look at traffic in shirlington, looks great. alison and doug. >> thank you. 5:41 is the time on this friday, 59 degrees. >> keith richards rock-and-roll milestone, still ahead. >> a close call on metro has passengers questioning metro safety once again. i am pamela
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>> coming up tonight at 5, gordon peterson brings us the remarkable story of a local pediatrics dr. changing lives one child at a time. this is dermer seat -- this sister of mercy is a nun. that report tonight at 5:00. >> you are watching abc 7's good morning washington. with doug mcelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, and lisa baden with traffic. this is good morning washington, on your side. >> the time on this friday morning is 5:45. asian stock markets were lower after yesterday's massive losses on wall street. the dow jones lost nearly 1000 points. it recovered much of that. markets surrounded by fears that the greek debt crisis could spread. dow jones futures are higher in
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anticipation of a positive jobs report. if the university of virginia women's lacrosse team goes to maryland today to say goodbye to their teammate yeardley love. there will attend the wake and funeral in the baltimore area. she was found beaten to death on monday. 22-year-old george huguely of chevy chase is charged with the murder. former dancer with the stars contestant lawrence taylor is free on bail after being charged with rape. he had sex with a 16-year-old girl at a hotel near you new york city. his attorney says his client did not have sex with or rape anyone. >> more safety concerns around metrobus morning after another close call along the red line that happened wednesday morning around the forest glen and wheaton stations. this has metro passengers on edge. pamela brown is in silver spring with details. >> good morning. this latest close call has metro
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passengers questioning metro safety once again. initial reports was that it happened at the forest glen station at 1:00 on wednesday. now there's a report that metro says it was during the morning rush at the wheaton station that a train operator hit a break because the train was getting too to another six-car train picking up passengers. we don't know what the distance was and why the operator had to slam on the break. track circuits are supposed to slow down the drain. michael brown says the issue will be resolved. metro will investigate. >> this is one of the largest systems in the country. there will be accidents and things that concern people. if the idea is to alleviate them to make sure they don't happen again. >> metro trains were taken out of automatic mode following last june's deadly crash. metro officials say this latest
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incident shows why it's important for the trains to continue to run in manual mode. pamela brown reporting. >> thank you. police have been questioning a passenger who exhibited suspicious behavior on a continental flight last night on flight 2699 operated by express jet airlines from newark, new jersey. if the crew noticed a passenger behaving suspiciously. capt. declared a precautionary alert. the plane landed safely. >> the d.c. woman has been extradited to montgomery county to face charges related to the death of d.c. school principal brian betts. 46-year-old artura williams is charged with knowingly receiving a stolen credit card and with attempted theft. at least two of three teenagers charged in the murder had spent time at juvenile detention facilities. >> we often hear that the redskins are referred to as the
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burgundy and gold, but the truth is only burgundy has been the primary color of uniforms over the last few decades. get ready for that to change. the general manager suggested all of their colors will be better represented on the team's new uniform. expect a return to the gold pants era. i like the old uniforms much better. >> whatever works. we will take it. 5:49 is the time on this friday. let's get to traffic and weather. >> let's go to adam caskey at the british embassy. >> tomorrow from 10:00 through 4:00 at the british embassy and at the embassies of the european nations there's an open house, sort of a shortcut to europe without a passport or long lines at the airport. if there will be some free shuttles going on as well. for more information,
5:50 am the weather should cooperate this weekend. elsewhere across the region, mainly in the upper 40's and 50's. 46 in rockville. stafford, 46. 61 in the district. inches of the beach, 63. expect a lot of sunshine today, just perfect. a comfortable, low humidity. sunny with highs in the mid to upper 70's, about 77 for the high temperature. we have changes in the form of a cold front coming this weekend. that will affect saturday and mother's day and lasting into the early part of next week. let's go to brian van de graaff to talk about the weekend. >> is anyone saying "cheerio?"
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>> not yet. >> all right. let's talk about what's going on out there. it's going to be a gorgeous day with low humidity, lots of sunshine. a potent system will be rocking through parts of the ohio valley, through the upper midwest today. it will lose a little steam when it gets to us. tomorrow will be nice. the best chance of showers is to the north and west. otherwise, gusty wind and low 70's. in the 40's at night. 60's on sunday, mother's day. nothing happening on the roadways. 395 leaving about way at the 14th street bridge, a beautiful trip at duke street. nothing to report on the camera.
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66 at lee road -- glebe, nothing happening. normal volume southbound. alison and doug. >> thank you. some news about "grey's anatomy. some changes could be in store for the seattle-based drama. actress ellen pompeo will likely be finished with the show, she says, in 2012 when her contract runs out. she thinks by then she will have told all the stories she can as meredith. no comment from the network or the producers. >> i bet you'll have a bright future doing something else. >> i am sure. >> yesterday marked a rock-and- roll milestone. >> ♪
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>> on may 6, 1965 the rolling stones guitarist keith richards came up with that riff that formed the foundation of "i can't get no satisfaction." he and mick jagger has doubt the rest of the song and the lyrics that very same day. it is the easiest rhythm in all of guitar playing. you just put your fingers there and back down again. anybody can do that. >> it does not look like he has aged. >> it's a catchy song. did anyone tell him it was a milestone? >> i don't know. his memory does not go back that far. [laughter] >> there you go.
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>> i guess we are on television. >> i was singing the rolling stones. as a big surprise for north carolina woman whose husband is deployed in afghanistan. >> a happy story. robin scofield receive the lockheed martin military mother's day award.
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part of the prize was a visit from her husband. >> i thought the chances of being able to do this were so remote, i did not want to tell roblin i might be able to come home and then as a pointer. >> i was very surprised. >> roblin did not think she with your husband until june. she and their four children are thrilled that he's home. the reunion is just two weeks. the family looks forward to a very special mother's day. >> i never get tired of looking at those stories. it makes me cry. >> i hope they have a great weekend. a lot more still ahead in in our second hour. >> a popular university of virginia students laid to rest. the man accused of her murder is also a student there. >> the biggest plunge in the trading day on wall street and lasted just minutes. how wall street will overcome
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yesterday's turbulent roller- coaster. i will have that story and some
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>> coming up, stopping the oil spill. crews are working deep down to cap the massive oil leak out of the gulf of mexico. > a possible typographical error sends


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